Psychotherapy

Somatic experiencing is a body oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. The theory comes from the multidisciplinary studies of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, medical biophysics and indigenous healing practices. The "SE" approach releases traumatic shock which transforms PTSD and heals wounds of childhood trauma and everyday anxiety and stress.

--Taken from the SE Trauma Institute

What I Do in Therapy

My goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment. We use this relationship to help you explore the dark and not so dark aspects of yourself, bringing you into the light of who you are meant to be. Thrive, breathe and relax. The list below is a convenient way for you to quickly jump to the various topics listed on this page.

Reasons for Therapy

The decision to enter therapy is a personal one and may take time.

Some indicators that you may need therapy are:

  • You feel an overwhelming sense of helplessness and sadness, lacking hope
  • You make the same mistakes over and over
  • Your relationships fail and you are dumb founded every time
  • You feel "stuck" and you are not sure why
  • You have anxiety and worry much of the time
  • You have suffered a recent loss and are struggling to make sense of your life now
  • You're moody and everyone, including yourself are struggling to keep up with your changes
  • You are hurtful to yourself or others, self-sabotaging
  • You have poor self-esteem, meaning you are never pleased with yourself, the way you look, or anyone else
  • You have suffered either childhood distress or "trauma"
  • You have suffered a recent trauma, and are still having flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts
  • You are a professional in the helping field and find yourself with job burnout, lack of motivation and sleep.

How Long will Therapy Last?

Therapy can last from a few weeks to a year or more. This depends on the client, willingness to work and the issues you are working on. I have techniques that can help you make rapid improvements, and some techniques take longer. There is not a standard amount of time. You and I develop treatment goals, and assess those goals on a regular basis.

What can I Expect from the First Session?

The first session is to get to know you. Therapy is a time set aside for only you. Therefore, making you comfortable is my primary focus. Since many people are nervous and fear being judged, I strive to make it as easy as possible. I will ask questions about your family background, trauma history, relationships, health, and your primary reason for wanting support and help. Some individuals are more cautious and take time to build trust; others love to jump right in and are relieved to be in therapy.

My Creative Approach

I use techniques and approaches from different traditions in psychology to help the individual gain insight into deep-seated beliefs and destructive thought patterns. Clients learn to develop their joy and experience health instead of problems and roadblocks.

I offer adult and individual therapy, which is tailored to your needs. We will work together to find the best treatment method for you.

Techniques

The following is a list of my frequently used techniques.

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (www.emofree.com)
  • Gestalt (www.gestalt.org)
  • Meditation
  • Guided Imagery/Day Dreaming
  • Somatic/Body Based Awareness Therapy
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Journaling

What I Teach

Belly Bliss's Prenatal Yoga
Teacher Training

Teaching wellness and mindfulness for pregnancy and beyond

Meditation and Mindfulness practices

Taught CORE Power Yoga Teacher Trainers meditation basics - 3 years

Trauma informed Yoga

Post natal services for mother's

Located in the Highlands Wellness Center

303-948-0261
2543 Eliot St. Denver, CO 80211

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